US English top 1,000 words

Below you will find the top 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language. This list is based on evidence in the Oxford English Corpus, a collection of texts from all over the world that has over 2 billion words showcasing real English usage.

Use the navigation below to browse through an alphabetical list of the most common words in current English. Click on the words to view their definitions, synonyms, examples of use, and more.